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Playoff races are rarely without bumps

Here's a little warning for Rangers fans who are first-time sufferers of pennant fever

Updated: July 29, 2010, 11:35 PM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

Fair warning to those who are experiencing their first ever pennant race: Do not get comfortable.

You'll know whether you've caught a full-fledged case of pennant fever by the obvious symptoms:

Sweaty palms and a racing pulse at about 7:05 every night.

A tendency to rush to the computer or grab the morning paper to check the standings, though you have them memorized down to the decimal point in each team's win percentage.

You'd personally like to high-five Ron Washington, ...

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